How To Be A Badass Entrepreneur…Even With Anxiety

How To Be A Badass Entrepreneur…Even With Anxiety

If someone told me 5 years ago that I would have a successful and thriving fully booked self-pay therapeutic private practice, a private practice coaching business, a digital course, a blog, a work schedule conducive to my needs, and financial security I would have actually laughed out loud, rolled my eyes, and likely questioned that person’s sanity. 

See, 5 years ago I was in a very different place in my life.

I was working long hours and unpaid overtime at an agency where I made little income and left most work days crying in my car because of how stressed out I was. I felt as though I had no time to do anything I needed or wanted to do because by the time I got home from work, I was so exhausted and burnt out and the anxiety I had thinking about what the next day would bring left me feeling emotionally paralyzed. I was not taking care of myself emotionally, spiritually, mentally, or physically and I was really not the most pleasant person to be around because I was stressed out ALL OF THE TIME! 

I have suffered from anxiety my entire life and for a really long time, I let my anxiety control me and I let my anxiety dictate my happiness.

It wasn't until a few years ago that I finally decided I NEEDED to make a change in my professional life as my anxiety and stress levels were so high, it was beginning to impact all aspects of my life. That is when I decided to follow my dream of opening up my very own private practice. 

Episode 014: Passion To Profession - When Writing Becomes The Best Of Both Worlds (With Ashly Hilst)

Episode 014: Passion To Profession - When Writing Becomes The Best Of Both Worlds (With Ashly Hilst)

Get unstuck from writing your book with developmental editor Ashly Hilst - an entrepreneurial mom living with depression & anxiety.

On Episode 014, I invited Ashly Hilst on the show. Ashly is a developmental editor which means she's basically the fairy godmother you need when you're stuck writing your book! 

Some of the things we talk about include turning writing from a self-care tool into a profession, destroying the self-doubt that usually accompanies people who write, and how your unique perspective on the most discussed topics are what turns turns people into your people.

Then we jump into how Ashly gets shit done as an entrepreneurial mom with anxiety and depression, how she battles and combats imposter syndrome, and how important it is for her to get a bird's eye perspective on the situations at hand so she can eliminate the accompaning feelings of imposter syndrome.

Accountability, Education, & Community For Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs

Accountability, Education, & Community For Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs

You need time for self-care if you’re going to change the world, babe.

If you’re new here, you’re going to quickly find out that I’m all about maintaining your mental health while running a successful heart-centered business.

As an entrepreneur with depression and anxiety, I totally get how important it is to be in the right mindset and the best headspace if you’re going to create new content that will better the world we live in.

Burn-out, overwhelm, fear, stress, and anxiety attacks can stop us in our tracks from moving forward in our business. These setbacks can stop us from launching a big idea or it could freeze us from ever transitioning from being a hobbyist to a business owner. Following our passions is great, but if your passion is taking all your time and it’s not making you money - it’s just a hobby, sister!

Reading personal development books, attending self-help seminars, and investing in women empowerment courses are adequate steps to maintaining a positive mindset and outlook on life, but without action, you’re just throwing away those dollar dollar bills, yo.

Personally, I’ve thrown thousands of dollars into online training, coaches, and live events that claimed they would help uplevel my life. At the moment they were happening, I was in a high vibrational frequency with whomever I was with, but a week after the investment, the training, or the event, I fell back to baseline. I didn’t follow through on the actions to create a powerful change in my life.

Episode 013: How to Support Your Body Throughout Burnout with Kelly Agnew

Episode 013: How to Support Your Body Throughout Burnout with Kelly Agnew

As entrepreneurs, let alone entrepreneurs living with mental health conditions, we're destined to hit burnout once or twice (or ten times!) in our career. When Kelly brought this topic to me, it couldn't have been at a better time. This past November I was smack dab in the middle of possibly the worst burnout of my entrepreneurial career. So clearly, the topic of how to COMBAT burning out and get back to a positive healthy lifestyle, was something I really wanted to share with you all!

And let me tell you, if you're one of the fortunate souls who haven't felt burn out before... take Kelly's four pillars to heart because you do not want to enter that nasty place. 

So what are these pillars that Kelly and I talk about?

The 4 Pillars to Support Your Body Throughout Burnout

  1. Diet / Nutrition
  2. Supplementation
  3. Lifestyle 
  4. Mindset

We dive deep into these pillars so you're going to want to dedicate a good hour to listening to this episode! 

Episode 012: The Positive Power of Forgiveness & The Toxicity of Complaints

Episode 012: The Positive Power of Forgiveness & The Toxicity of Complaints

Today’s episode is jump-started by the topic of forgiveness, followed by messages of Christianity, and whole-hearted truth. After experiencing excessive amounts of judgment and complaining about others, Amberlin tried to find a resource to help remove the toxicity from her life. From those actions, The Complainer’s Journal was born.

Episode 011: Let's Talk Vulnerability & Accountability (The Day 1 Conversation)

Episode 011: Let's Talk Vulnerability & Accountability (The Day 1 Conversation)

Today's episode is basically what Episode 001 should have been about. But as you'll soon find out, I have shiny object syndrome and just like to go, go, go! Goal planning is not my specialty and I need accountability to actually get shit done. Which is why this episode is dedicated to getting real honest with my listeners. 

Tune in to hear about why I started this podcast, what's going on with me and my business, and how you can shape the future of this brand.

Oh! And you're TOTALLY going to want to hear about the benefits to subscribing to the podcast email list. ;) Let's just say there's an opportunity for YOU to get in front of my audience AND extra goodies each week delivered straight to your inbox! 

Why You Should Reacquaint Yourself To God

Why You Should Reacquaint Yourself To God

When was the last time you prayed or asked God for a different perspective on a difficult situation?

When was the last time you actually believed that someone other than yourself might have a better solution to your problem?

Take a deep breath and have faith that all will work out in the end. Even though this moment may be darker than the rest, there is always some sort of order in this world.

We signed a sacred contract before we entered this life. You knew every hardship that was coming your way before you entered this body. Talk to any medium or person who can communicate with the other side, they will all say the same thing. You signed up for this life.

 

Episode 010: The Age Of Anxiety - How To Maintain Inner Peace In A Tumultuous World (Featuring Dr. Crystal Jones)

Episode 010: The Age Of Anxiety - How To Maintain Inner Peace In A Tumultuous World (Featuring Dr. Crystal Jones)

Shining From The Shadows is THE podcast for entrepreneurs living with anxiety and depression, hosted by Marissa Pane, founder of SPIESFitToFight.com!

On today's episode, Marissa invites Dr. Crystal Jones on the show to discuss the age of anxiety and how to maintain inner peace in a tumultuous world. During the show we talk about different healing modalities including chiropractic care, breathwork, meditation, yoga and reiki and how these all can help clear blocks in your life. This episode focuses on how to heal and live holistically with an emphasis on the power of mindfulness.

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher to make sure you catch EVERY episode and head over to spiesfittofight.com/podcast to read all the show notes for this episode.